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What to do in Rochefort - France
Must-see n°2 : the Transporter Bridge

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What to do in Rochefort - France ?
Take the Transporter Bridge to cross the Charente River

Historical emblem of  the city of Rochefort, the transporter bridge is the last one in France to be still in operation. Located only 10 minutes by bike from the Bleu Soleil building, come and admire this magnificent historical work.

Embark on the gondola of the Rochefort Transporter Bridge

The transporter bridge spans the Charente. Its gondola will allow you to reach the commune of Echillais where you can discover the house of the ferry, a place that recalls this majestic construction, its adventures of passage, its anecdotes but also all the world of transporter bridges.

The Rochefort / Echillais Transporter Bridge, also called the Martrou bridge, can be used by bicycle or on foot.

La nacelle du pont transbordeur qui traverse la Charente

Discover the refurbished Rochefort Transporter Bridge

For its 120th anniversary, the Transporter Bridge has been completely renovated. Thus it has regained its original shape.

The operation of the bridge is, all in all, very simple: a gondola suspended by cables from the deck (175 m long and located 50 m from the ground) crosses the river in a few minutes.

Nacelle du pont transbordeur de Rochefort

Our top 6 must-see experiences in and around Rochefort

Frégate Hermione Rochefort

The Arsenal of the Seas and the Corderie Royale

True international center of the sea, located on the banks of the Charente, the arsenal of Rochefort will make you discover its wonders through visits all more original...
Only 2 minutes from the Bleu Soleil Rochefort residence.

Que faire en Charente Maritime : traverser la Charente par le Pont Transbordeur Rochefort Echillais

The Transporter Bridge

The last transporter bridge in operation in France, it spans the Charente to link Rochefort to Echillais. This architectural monument is one of Rochefort's must-see pearls.
10 minutes by bike from the Bleu Soleil apartments, 20 minutes by foot.

Les plus beaux musées de Rochefort


Are you a fan of history or just want to learn? Come and discover the superb museums of Rochefort. From the naval museum to the naval aeronautics museum and the museum of the trades of yesteryear, plunge through time and let yourself be taken away.

Que faire en Charente Maritime : découvrir les Carrelets de l'ile Madame

Madame Island

The smallest island of Charente-Maritime, this small rock can be visited by foot. You can reach it at low tide through a "pass" entirely covered when the tide rises. A real wild jewel, let yourself be imprisoned for the time of a tide...

Fort Boyard, a découvrir en croisière

The famous Fort Boyard

The most famous of the Forts of Charente-Maritime, approach the one which before being mediatized was to protect the roadstead of Rochefort. It was unable to do so... Discover this emblem located between Oleron and Aix islands.

Ile d'Aix à visiter pour les amoureux de la nature

Car-free getaway : Aix Island

Come and lose yourself in a very natural walk on the paths of Aix Island. Access is by a short crossing from Fouras-les-Bains, only 10 minutes from Bleu Soleil Rochefort apartments. The tour of the island can be done on foot or by bike, as you wish.